Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-37) at Memphis Grizzlies (30-22)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday night at the FedExForum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.1 points and 10.1 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.6 points and seven rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing eight rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.8 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Timberwolves are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 Friday games. The Timberwolves are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Memphis and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Grizzlies have been playing lights out basketball on their home court, which includes 11 covers in their last 15 tries. The Timberwolves have a top-five pick written all over them. Memphis and the small number at home is one of the top bets on the board for Friday night.